Open Season: Black Sea Bass poaching problems persist in Buzzards Bay

“The people we are catching are not fishermen, they are poachers,” said MEP Captain Pat Moran. “A fisherman fishes by the rules, respects the sea and what’s in it but these people have no respect for either. Catching the limit is not an option for them.” Even before the recreational season began on May 23, poachers were already greedily stealing sea bass. There are also comments on online fishing forums about the possibility of some of those involved in these cases poaching the sea bass to supply their own restaurants. Read the rest here 18:18

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